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Nobody’s just reading your code http://akkartik.name/post/comprehension

Show HN: Six Degrees of Wikipedia https://www.sixdegreesofwikipedia.com

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the State Machine http://raganwald.com/2018/02/23/forde.html

Why Is It Taking 20 Minutes to Mine This Bitcoin Block? http://r6.ca/blog/20180225T160548Z.html

Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming (1992) https://github.com/norvig/paip-lisp

Bootstrap yourself to write an OS from scratch https://github.com/tuhdo/os01

Life Exists in the Driest Desert on Earth. It Could Exist on Mars, Too https://futurism.com/life-exists-driest-desert-earth-mars/

Why Developers Never Use State Machines (2011) https://www.skorks.com/2011/09/why-developers-never-use-state-machines/

Show HN: Deploy a Go Lambda to Ping a Site in 20 Seconds https://github.com/frankcash/go-lambda-ping

Apple confirms it uses Google cloud for some of iCloud https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/26/apple-confirms-it-uses-google-cloud-for-icloud.html

“Column Tetris” – Calculating and Saving Space in PostgreSQL https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2966524/calculating-and-saving-space-in-postgresql/7431468#7431468

Peter Thiel Is a Flawed Messenger with a Crucial Message for Tech https://www.wired.com/story/peter-thiel-is-a-flawed-messenger-with-a-crucial-message-for-tech

Direct Imaging and Spectroscopy of an Exoplanet with a Solar Gravity Lens https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08421

Show HN: An algorithm for smoothly filling holes in 3D meshes https://erkaman.github.io/posts/hole_filling.html

Insights on the First Three Years of the Right to Be Forgotten at Google https://elie.net/blog/web/insights-about-the-first-three-years-of-the-right-to-be-forgotten-requests-at-google

Show HN: Jumprock.co – HTML Forms for Static Sites https://jumprock.co/

Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Production (1943) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b--FKHCFjOM

What might the Amazon, Berkshire and JPM health care joint venture actually do? https://25iq.com/2018/02/23/what-might-the-amazon-berkshire-and-jp-morgan-health-care-joint-venture-actually-do/

The Forest That Blooms Brilliantly for Just a Few Days a Year https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/guayacan-forest-ecuador

What’s the significance of 0.05 significance? (2013) http://www.p-value.info/2013/01/whats-significance-of-005-significance_6.html

Cities and Ambition (2008) http://www.paulgraham.com/cities.html

Why Do We Sleep Under Blankets, Even on the Hottest Nights? (2017) https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/blankets-summer-hot

Rare photographs that changed lives http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43031764

Propel – Machine learning for Javascript http://propelml.org/

Can you predict a recession by looking at pregnancy rates? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43195765

There is a scientific paper with a proof based on its own existence https://zenodo.org/record/1183891#.WpSME3WYW00

A 3-D Look Inside the Tasmanian Tiger’s Pouch, Long After Extinction https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/science/tasmanian-tiger-pouch.html

Wil Self: In Praise of Difficult Novels https://lithub.com/will-self-in-praise-of-difficult-novels/

The eastern coyote, a wild N. American canine with coyote-wolf and dog parentage https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_coyote

In-Space Manufacturing Is About to Get a Big Test (2017) https://www.space.com/39039-made-in-space-off-earth-manufacturing-test.html

A forgotten theory of dreams that inspired Vladimir Nabokov https://newrepublic.com/article/146906/night-vision

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Accused of Swindling $5B of Cryptocurrency https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-26/craig-wright-sued-over-5-billion-bitcoin-mined-by-colleague

Incivility in the Workplace: The Effects of Gender, Agency and Communion https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/incivility-work-queen-bee-syndrome-getting-worse

Traveling to all the railway stations in Great Britain [video] http://allthestations.co.uk

Fail-slow at scale: Evidence of hardware performance degradation in prod systems https://blog.acolyer.org/2018/02/26/fail-slow-at-scale-evidence-of-hardware-performance-faults-in-large-production-systems/

An intro to Reinforcement Learning (with otters) https://meowni.ca/posts/rl-with-otters/

Serverless Security: What’s Left to Protect? https://www.infoq.com/articles/serverless-security

So many people are leaving the Bay Area, a U-Haul shortage is jacking up prices https://www.sfgate.com/expensive-san-francisco/article/U-Haul-San-Francisco-Bay-Area-prices-shortage-12617855.php

Reverse engineering the Gear VR controller http://jsyang.ca/hacks/gear-vr-rev-eng/

Singapore is the world’s best city to live in, according to HSBC’s Expat survey https://qz.com/1215945/singapore-is-the-worlds-best-city-to-live-in-according-to-hsbcs-expat-explorer-survey/

Wolfenstein’s original rendering engine as 450 line shader with no external data https://www.shadertoy.com/view/4sfGWX

C++ Exception Handling – The gory details of an implementation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpRL7exdFL8

Unfortunately, StackOverflow is difficult-to-avoid nowadays… https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=151960881910649&w=2

Batman of bedrooms: Trials and triumphs of an erotic ecommerce startup https://www.techinasia.com/batman-erotic-ecommerce-startup-imbesharam

Ikea’s new wedge dowel joint makes stronger furniture and faster assembly(2017) https://www.curbed.com/2017/1/19/14317744/ikeas-furniture-assembly-wedge-dowel-joint

Bringing Vulkan to Apple’s Platforms: Open Source MoltenVK 1.0 and SDKs https://www.anandtech.com/show/12465/khronos-group-extends-vulkan-portability-with-opensource

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 to include blood pressure monitor, research app http://www.mobihealthnews.com/content/samsungs-galaxy-s9-include-blood-pressure-monitor-research-app

Nobody’s just reading your code http://akkartik.name/post/comprehension

World’s largest asset manager: get ready to ’stomach complete losses’ in crypto https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/26/worlds-largest-asset-manager-says-get-ready-to-stomach-complete-losses-in-cryptocurrencies.html

Khronos Group Bringing Vulkan to MacOS, iOS on Top of Apple’s Metal https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/vulkan-is-coming-to-macos-ios-but-no-thanks-to-apple/

Fully automated cars slated to begin testing on California public roads https://www.wired.com/story/california-self-driving-car-laws

WatchKit is a sweet solution that will only ever give us baby apps https://marco.org/2018/02/26/watchkit-baby-apps

It’s not you. Phones are designed to be addicting. – Vox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUMa0QkPzns

Peter Thiel Is a Flawed Messenger with a Crucial Message for Tech https://www.wired.com/story/peter-thiel-is-a-flawed-messenger-with-a-crucial-message-for-tech/

Peace for Triple Piano by Vi Hart [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcRW3FMuttY

Amateur astronomer tries out new camera, catches supernova at its start https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/amateur-astronomer-tries-out-new-camera-catches-supernova-at-its-start/

The untold story of systemic gender discrimination at UC Berkeley’s IT Dept https://pando.com/2018/02/23/bears-lair-untold-story-systemic-gender-discrimination-inside-uc-berkeleys-it-department/

Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/technology/amazon-alexa-world.html

Vulkan Apps Now Compatible with MacOS and iOS https://www.macrumors.com/2018/02/26/vulkan-apps-macos-ios/

Real World Applications of Cryptocurrencies – Retirement Plans https://hackernoon.com/real-world-applications-of-cryptocurrencies-retirement-plans-d640a2c98ec3

Free, beautiful React Native UI components for your next app https://www.producthunt.com/posts/reactivesearch-native

Show HN: Email finder and email verifier for free https://leadfinder-1bc7fc.appdrag.com/

An employer asked me to do a HackerRank test. Here’s my alternative proposal. https://gist.github.com/fasiha/496d78a3ce9357cdec0a18f919407d2e

Elon Musk said SpaceX’s multi 1000 satellite Internet service will be IP-less https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/967712110661615616

Nvidia debunks conspiracy theories about moon landing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syVP6zDZN7I

Live demo site showing how easy it is to attack MetaMask http://www.ethwalletsecurity.com

China proposes to let Xi Jinping extend presidency beyond 2023 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-43188739